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Planting a Legacy this Mandela Day - in Mvezo and Beyond - 2631 Trees and Counting

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The 18th of July , Mandela Day, saw Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) and their partners planting trees across four provinces in South Africa. The highlight of the day was planting trees at Mandela’s place of birth, Mvezo in the Eastern Cape. President Cyril Ramaphosa and previous South African Presidents, together with various dignitaries, planted fever trees outside homestead in which Mandela was born.
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MySchool and FTFA

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In 2017 a total of 98 trees were donated through MySchool donations to Food & Trees for Africa. These trees were allocated to four schools around Johannesburg, who received a combination of fruit and indigenous shade trees. Learners got involved in planting the trees and were really excited to contribute to the greening of their school grounds. Refhitile Primary in Shoshaguve received fruit trees only, to establish an orchard on the property.
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The hero lives in you!

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By Lineo Thakhisi - Food is the fuel that provides the human body with nutrients to continue to exist much like the work of fuel in a car, food empowers the body. Sadly,the majority of people refill their bodily tanks with food that provides less nourishment, while doing long term damage to their bodies. It is only a small portion of the South Africa’s population that can afford to save themselves from these lifestyles through the making of right choices of food. The majority can only dream of coloring their daily meals with various nutritionally filled food.
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Youth participation: A key solution in advancing climate change awareness

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By Lineo Thakhisi - If the current growth of climate change activism has had a positive influence on the reduction of carbon emissions commitment by global leaders, then why should the movement be shaken by the winds of pessimistic perceptions?
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What is El Niño, the event contributing to South Africa’s current drought?

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By Jacqueline Roux
I am sure that you have by now heard of El Niño, a climatic event affecting the globe, one of the reasons behind the extreme loss of crops and livestock in South Africa and the cause of national outcry in the last year. If you are in need of a quick overview of what it is, feel free to read further.
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